Hello lovely people, Buenos Días! (Good Morning)
Here we are again. It's Tuesday and I would like to show you some postcards.
The first one is one that I sent yesterday. It is an image by photographer Anne Geddes, who specialises in baby photos. Here she has a little one wrapped up as a Christmas present!
The second card is one from Cordoba. When I went there in the Spring, I bought lots of postcards. Again, this is the famous mosque/cathedral. I shall never forget the first time i went in there we had a tip-off that if you go early, it is free entry. The entry price was quite hefty, so my friend and I got up early and walked over (our hotel was 5 min down the street). The place was empty apart from the cleaners. Absolutely wonderful experience.
The new postmistress has heard my pleas for stamps and now has new ones in regularly. These are the ones I got recently:This is a mail train. It celebrates the 25th anniversary of the last itinerant postal expedition (don't ask me what that means, I'm just translating)
And the one below celebrates the Spanish built high velocity train between Mecca and Medina.
Are you all getting ready for Christmas? I can imagine Christmas trees and decorations in and outside. My house has no decorations at all. We are going away next week so I don't see the point. The only festive thing is my duvet cover which looks quite chrismassy don't you think?
I am going to link up with Elisabeth and Bleubeard, even though they are away (I think). All she wants is a blog post with a beverage in it. Well I have some beverages, but not tea!
The photo below shows these cookies with a hole in them. They are called 'roscos', in the box on the right are cookies called 'polverones' which means, 'dusties'. They crumble to dust when you put one in your mouth. They make a mess (or I don't know how to eat them properly)
Inma (short for Inmaculada) has brought some cider bubbly (like champagne) and is pouring it in small plastic glasses, and Andy is taking a photo on his mobile. Cheers!
One of the fruits we see a lot of are quinces. There are many trees and most people will have more than they can handle and we get given loads of these ugly fruits.
In Spanish they call them 'membrillo' and they make this typical jellyjam with it that one eats with cheese. I decided to just make compote. So I cooked the unpeeled fruit (I do core them) in water with sugar and spices (star anise, cinnamon and vanilla pod, plus a couple of whole cloves). Sometimes I add half a lemon. It all depends what I have lying about.
This is what they look like cooked. The lovely orange colour comes out and I serve them usually with a dollop of greek yoghurt or quark. Ice cream goes well too with a bit of the syrup drizzled over it. They are really very delicious.
There we are, that's it from me today. Have a good week everyone,
and a very happy T-Day to all,